04 September 2018
A Quiet Place
I think this must be the first time I have reviewed a movie where hardly a word is said. Based in post-apocalyptic New York city the Abbott family have found a way to survive. The movie starts with no real clue as to what is to come and no idea as to why the family keeps perfectly quiet while rummaging through the store to find things they can use. Only 5 minutes in do we start to understand the consequences of making a sound. This sets up the entire movie as we follow the family to their makeshift home which is arranged in such a way so that they can live in silence. Preyed upon by monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing the Abbott’s are determined to find a way to protect their family and at the same time find a way to fight back. As with most horror movies it’s the silent parts that are the scariest and as this film is mostly done in silence you can imagine that most of it is indeed scary. Because there is little or no dialogue you have very little idea as to what will happen next and this obviously adds to the suspense. The movie has had mixed reviews from critics but I really enjoyed it. The bathroom scene will probably go down as the most intense in the movie and the roles played by Emily Blunt and Jon Krasinski ( who also directs ) are played out with aplomb.
The DVD has one special feature which takes you on a behind the scenes look at the movie. The main feature runs for 91 minutes and is rated PG16 for horror and violence. A Quiet Place is now available through Next and Empire Home Entertainment and available to purchase at your nearest Musica store.
IFM Rating 6,5 out of 10.